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Fujitsu's Rundberget Talks Frankly About Open Source
Alison Diana  
11/16/2018   Post a comment
Kirsten Rundberget, open strategy lead at Fujitsu Network, discusses the industry's advances — and challenges — in the complex yet beneficial area of open technologies, and why service providers should get involved, even if they don't yet plan to deploy.
Cable Business Services: Going Vertical to Keep Growing
Alison’s Wonderland  
11/15/2018   3 comments
Cable operators must know their enterprise strategy and play to their strengths by aiming for specific customer types or by thoroughly covering vertical industries.
Nokia Set for New Fixed Networks Chief
Ray Le Maistre  
11/13/2018   1 comment
Nokia's long-time head of fixed networking gear has been given a new role at the vendor, but his replacement hasn't been named.
SK Broadband, HFR, Sckipio Claim Gigabit Gfast in South Korea
Ray Le Maistre  
11/12/2018   2 comments
South Korean operator says it can offer Gigabit broadband services over twisted copper pairs in multi-dwelling units using HFR boxes that house Sckipio's 212MHz Gfast technology.
Vendors Attack Broadband Cable's Power Costs
Alison Diana  
11/9/2018   2 comments
By thinking green, vendors can help save the environment and reduce operators' energy bills – perhaps by a lot.
Introducing the Gigabit Generation
Charlie Vogt  
11/8/2018   9 comments
By adopting an agile network model, operators will move society into the next frontier, enabling the Gigabit Generation to move into a transformed world, writes ATX President and CEO Charlie Vogt.
Coal Miners Strike Gold With Fiber Optics
Alison Diana  
11/8/2018   3 comments
When Lightworks Fiber & Consulting increasingly won bids from the local utility, it began training laid-off miners in fiber deployment – a win for everyone in the town of Frederick, Colo.
Slice of Altice Fiber Could Cut Operator's Debt
Alison Diana  
11/7/2018   2 comments
Operator is selling up to 50% of its fiber network in France, a move that's raising investors' interest and, Altice hopes, billions of euros.
Mr. Broadband Heads to Washington
Alison Diana  
11/7/2018   3 comments
Dusty Johnson, VP of consulting at Vantage Point in South Dakota, will soon head to DC as the state's sole member of the House of Representatives, bringing with him knowledge of the digital divide, rural America and broadband.
Calix Adds New Customers, Shows Earnings Growth
Alison Diana  
11/6/2018   1 comment
After seven years of research, development and investment, Calix's transformation to a platform and software vendor focused on cloud-based, open systems for service providers appears to strike a successful chord with operators.
Why Fiber Matters for the Modern Home
Fiber Broadband Association  
11/5/2018   7 comments
In her debut column for Broadband World News, FBA President and CEO Lisa R. Youngers discusses the multiple roles fiber supports – from teleworker to entrepreneur – for today's residential users.
BBWF: All Broadband Led to Berlin
Niall Hunt  
11/2/2018   6 comments
A snapshot of Broadband World Forum 2018 highlights and trends, as captured by Niall Hunt in words and photos.
With Amazon Alexa, Calix Translates Smart Home Opp Into Reality
Alison Diana  
10/31/2018   13 comments
Calix released two GigaSpire models powered by EXOS, one with built-in Amazon Alexa, designed to give operators the platform-based foundation to build a services-oriented smart homes business.
Calix Dulls Sharp Network Edge With Intelligent Access
Alison Diana  
10/31/2018   2 comments
With the release of the AXOS Intelligent Access Edge solution, Calix cuts out complexity, adds flexibility to bring Layer 3 functionality, including MPLS, to Layer 2 access networks.
How Verizon & Calix Unlocked NGPON2
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   13 comments
At Calix ConneXions in Las Vegas, Lee Hicks of Verizon announced it now has an 8Gbp/s NGPON2 production network and already is enjoying the benefits this integrated solution provides.
ADTRAN CTO Shares Five Pillars of Networking: BBWN Radio
Alison Diana  
10/30/2018   4 comments
Recently returned from Broadband World Forum in Berlin, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & & APAC Regions, Ronan Kelly will share highlights of his keynote and the 'Five Pillars of Networking,' the foundation of operator transformation via open source, SD-Access and more.
Verizon: NG-PON2 Network Is in Production
Alison Diana  
10/29/2018   3 comments
The former commercial test network in Tampa now provides subscribers with about 8 Gbit/s, Lee Hicks, vice president of network planning at Verizon, told the Calix ConneXions audience in a keynote today.
NBN Network Supports Seven-Fold Increase in Video Use
Niall Hunt  
10/26/2018   36 comments
Over the last six years, video demand has surged but NBN's investment in fiber, FTTC and DOCSIS 3.1 allowed the national Australian wholesaler to keep up with today's – and future – needs, CTO Ray Owen told a Broadband World Forum audience.
Altice Portugal's Fiber Fixation Continues to Pay Dividends
Niall Hunt  
10/25/2018   8 comments
During Broadband World Forum, Jorge Bonifacio, director of Network and Services Strategy at the Portuguese operator, shared Altice Fiber's 11-year-old FTTH policy, its impact and benefits.
Broadband Boosts Australia's Economy
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   17 comments
The NBN deployment of wholesale broadband infrastructure throughout most of the nation should propel Australia from the bottom ten to the top ten OECD countries, according to the 2018 'Connecting Australia' report.
BT CTIO: Collaborate to Improve Customer Service
Niall Hunt  
10/24/2018   11 comments
Service provider collaboration must go beyond standards bodies, BT CTIO Howard Watson told a packed keynote session on Wednesday morning. CSPs must share results from trials and more to improve customer experience, he said.
New Initiative Looks to Open the Mesh & Help ISPs Fight Back
Partner Perspectives  
10/23/2018   13 comments
For many of us, home WiFi systems continue to be a pain almost as often as they are a pleasure. For the operators however, they may just turn out to be an untapped window of opportunity.
Chorus Hits High Notes With Commitment & Culture
Niall Hunt  
10/23/2018   10 comments
During her keynote at Broadband World Forum today, Chorus CEO Kate McKenzie discussed the New Zealand market, fiber deployments, digital divide and what makes the wholesaler stand out.
CSPs Can Give Enterprises New Digital Service Possibilities With 5G
Alison Diana  
10/22/2018   16 comments
Service providers' brand recognition, customer relationships and infrastructure spending bode well for their role in enterprise's digital transformation, a recent survey by Oracle Communications finds.
ISPs Sue Vermont Over Net Neutrality Rules
Alison Diana  
10/19/2018   15 comments
Two weeks after taking California to court, industry groups American Cable Association, NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, USTelecom and CTIA have Vermont in their sights.
Next-Generation Networks Must Be Smart
Niall Hunt  
10/19/2018   80 comments
In order to meet customers' current and future needs, operators are investing in future-proof, flexible and smart networks that leverage open source and standards-based software, reports BBWF's Niall Hunt.
Smart Home Residents Tend to Have Some Security Savvy
Alison Diana  
10/18/2018   9 comments
A study by Internet firewall vendor Cujo AI underscores residential IoT subscribers' interest in keeping their smart homes secure.
ADTRAN's 'Single Biggest EPON Award' Sets Stage for Growth
Alison Diana  
10/17/2018   7 comments
Networking vendor beats analysts estimates, in part due to new 10-Gig EPON deal with large MSO, super vectoring sale to tier two provider and continued success in rural America, among others.
Coop Gives a Damn About Infrastructure
Alison Diana  
10/16/2018   2 comments
Beaver Creek Cooperative Telephone Co. needs to replace its legacy system with a future-proof solution that integrated with its enterprise Ethernet offering, had available professional services – but did not break the bank.
Should Utilities Foot Fiber Bill in Vermont?
Alison’s Wonderland  
10/12/2018   10 comments
Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist, herself a former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, believes the state's digital divide will end if she wins and mandates that all utilities pay to deploy fiber, then sell their wholesale services.
Where Cable's Heading With Fiber
Alan Breznick  
10/11/2018   13 comments
In a new report produced in tandem with SCTE/ISBE, Heavy Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now, what they plan to do with it in the future and which challenges are the biggest.
Nokia: Network Slicing, FWA & GPON Interop for Starters
Alison Diana  
10/11/2018   11 comments
Nokia kicks off a busy October by announcing a fixed access network slicing solution, PON interoperability approach and antennas that make a sound business case for 4G fixed wireless residential service.
ADTRAN Adds 2nd-Gen Gfast Chips to SD-Access Portfolio
Alison Diana  
10/10/2018   18 comments
With the availability of SD-Access products that leverage Amendment 3 Gfast capabilities like 212 MHz spectrum, DTA support and ability to deliver symmetric gigabit speeds, operators can quickly sate the needs of gigabit-hungry customers.
A Personal Coach to Improve Your Firm's Fitness
Partner Perspectives  
10/10/2018   9 comments
Given their complexity and the number of high-speed demands placed on them, operators could use a "medical checkup for the network," writes Eddy Vergauwen, who leads global services marketing activities for Nokia's Fixed Networks.
Dasan Zhone Snaps Up Keymile
Ray Le Maistre  
10/9/2018   2 comments
Further consolidation in the broadband access infrastructure sector sees Germany's Keymile add a European component to the Dasan Zhone empire.
Reykjavik Fibre CEO: BBWF Star & Iceland's Fiber Fave?
Niall Hunt  
10/9/2018   43 comments
2017 People's Choice Winner Erling Gudmundsson talks about being nominated again before this year's Broadband World Forum, the importance of a building a great team and working toward one shared vision.
DT Expands Fiber Foothold With AI, Backhaul
Alison Diana  
10/8/2018   3 comments
Telefónica Deutschland will use Deutsche Telekom's fiber-optic cable network to connect at least 5,000 mobile base stations to support 3G and LTE networks and prepare for 5G; to accelerate rollouts, DT will use artificial intelligence on some future fiber deployments.
Angola Cables: Surfing the Waves of Disruption
Alison Diana  
10/5/2018   4 comments
With its recently opened South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), Angola Cables CEO António Nunes realized a personal goal — and connected Angola to North and South America, along with a world of new opportunities for the telco wholesaler and the continent it calls home.
ISPs vs. California: Net Neutrality Battle Heads West
Alison Diana  
10/4/2018   15 comments
After California enacted its own net neutrality law on Tuesday, heavy-hitting trade groups struck back Wednesday, filing a lawsuit to throw out a rule they claim extends beyond California and beyond the 2015 Order.
IBM Cloud, SES Networks Bring Broadband to Disconnected Businesses
Alison Diana  
10/4/2018   4 comments
Satellite operator SES Networks is now an IBM Cloud partner, bringing cloud and IBM Watson capabilities to the 'fiber-like' speeds it provides enterprises in far-flung lands.
Atlantic Broadband Finalizes Fiber Buy in Sunshine State
Alison Diana  
10/3/2018   17 comments
Now that the acquisition of FiberLight's South Florida fiber assets is complete, Atlantic Broadband owns another 350 miles of fiber in the Sunshine State.
Vodafone Goes Gigabit in Germany
Alan Breznick  
10/2/2018   4 comments
Major European provider launches gigabit-enabling DOCSIS 3.1 service in Bavaria, making it the second major German MSO to do so.
FCC Strikes Another Nail in State's Rights
Alison’s Wonderland  
10/1/2018   8 comments
Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing looms over the first of several anticipated state laws passed, challenging the FCC's reversal of net neutrality.
Chorus CEO: In Sync With High-Speed Broadband
Alison Diana  
9/28/2018   15 comments
Kate McKenzie, Chorus CEO, says the New Zealand wholesaler expends about 80% of its investments into fiber but continues to see demand for copper-based VDSL in some areas, topics she may discuss during her keynote at Broadband World Forum next month.
FCC No Longer Requires Cable Data Under Oath
Alison Diana  
9/27/2018   16 comments
This week the FCC did away with Form 325, an annual data-collection tool the Commission rarely used. Public interest groups question whether the FCC should have, instead, figured out how to best use the data.
You Got Fiber, but No Cupcakes or Unicorns
Alison Diana  
9/26/2018   11 comments
The communications industry has done a great job of selling the public on fiber's capabilities. It's now up to those operators actually deploying fiber to manage subscribers' expectations and bring new fiber users' feet back on the ground.
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh  
9/20/2018   13 comments
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, rack space and power-cooling capacities at hub sites, DAA technologies such as Remote PHY become even more attractive, writes Viavi's Jim Walsh.
The Netherlands: Wired for Business
Niall Hunt  
9/20/2018   14 comments
The Dutch telecom market boasts one of the most mature broadband sectors in the world, with fiber battling cable to be the leading network technology.
Mobile Operators Get Fiber Fix for 5G
Alison Diana  
9/19/2018   35 comments
Just as some cable operators are entering the world of wireless services, a growing number of mobile carriers are heavily investing in fiber to support 5G, video and other data-intensive services.
Where Is Europe's Cable Industry Heading?
Alan Breznick  
9/18/2018   12 comments
In a first, Light Reading will tackle the big technology and business challenges facing the European cable industry at our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London on Nov. 6.
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